Press Releases

City Holiday Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 18

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, 2019, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards WILL BE CLOSED.

Loch Raven Drive Repairs Are Now Complete

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., and Department of Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau announced that Loch Raven Drive between Providence Road and Morgan Mill Road in Baltimore County has been reopened to motorists.  

Weigh in on “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” Plan

The “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” Recycling and Solid Waste Management Master Plan process is moving into the community, with two public meetings scheduled for the coming weeks.  The first meeting is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Edmonson-Westside High School, 501 N. Athol Avenue.

CARE-A-LOT Grants Now Available to Mow, Clean, & Green Vacant Lots

Applications are now being accepted for Care-A-Lot Program grants.  Care-A-Lot is a city-led BMORE Beautiful initiative that supports innovative community groups and organizations who want to clean, mow, maintain and beautify vacant lots in Baltimore City. 

Northwest Transfer Station to Temporarily Close; Facility to undergo renovations

The Northwest Transfer Station, 5330 Reisterstown Road, will be CLOSED for needed renovations to the scale house. This will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019. Anticipated reopening of the facility will be Monday, March 4, 2019.

Recycling and Solid Waste Plan Aims for 'Less Waste, Better Baltimore'

Public and private-sector stakeholders – including environmental advocates; representatives from city businesses, schools, and hospitals; and those who live and work across the city – are among those who will have a chance to weigh in on the “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” Recycling and Solid Waste Management Master Plan.  

Street Sweeping Cancelled for the Remainder of the Week

With the weather forecast showing snow followed by sub-freezing temperatures, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is cancelling street sweeping for the remainder of the week, Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Friday, Feb. 1

More Cold Weather Coming: DPW Offers Advice to Citizens

As Baltimore braces for a week of freezing temperatures and a predicted mixed-bag of precipitation on Tuesday, DPW crews are busy repairing broken water mains.  Extreme temperatures, and the resulting freezing and thawing activity, leads to an increase in water main breaks and leaks.  

Interactive Map Provides Real-Time Data on Sewer Overflows

With the Baltimore City Department of Public Works' (DPW) new interactive map, information on sanitary sewer overflows will be posted as soon as it is known. There will be no waiting for press releases or social media updates to obtain this important public health information.

What’s the City doing to Prevent Sewer Overflows?

Find out what the City is doing to prevent sewage from entering local waterways and basements, especially during heavy rains, at today’s Second Annual Consent Decree meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1800 Washington Blvd., headquarters of the Maryland Department of the Environment, in Baltimore.